Creating and Using Photo Albums on Your Fund Page
You can create photo albums that contain pictures you can share with visitors to your fund page. When you create a photo album from your fund page, the link to it is automatically inserted on your page.
If you want to create your photo albums, but not make them available right away, you can disable the Photo Album feature and then turn it back on to display the links when you are ready.
Click one of the following links to learn more about:
Understanding Photo Albums
View a Sample a Photo Album
A typical Photo Album displays with the Title of the photo album and a description that identifies the reason or theme behind the pictures in the album. The first photo in displays in the center of the page with its title above it and the story below it (if supplied). The other photos are arranged as thumbnails (that is, smaller versions) below the first photo with their titles as captions. People who open the photo album can click a photo thumbnail to view the photo in its larger version and the story that goes with it (if supplied).
When you create a Photo Album, you must supply a Title to display above the photos. You can also add a Description that will display below the Title to identify the contents or theme of the photos in this album to people who open the album.
By default, the system inserts the link to the Photo Album when it is saved (that is, when your Upload the Photos) even if all you have entered is a title for the album without uploading pictures to it. You can disable the Photo Album feature to keep your Photo Albums from displaying on your fund page until you are finished with them. Then, when you are ready, you can turn the feature back on to display the links to the completed Photo Albums.
You can upload up to 10 photos in each album. You can supply a title for each photo that will display as the caption for the thumbnail and in a title bar above the larger version when it is opened. You can also include a short story that explains the memories connected with the photo.
By default, the photos must be in .jpg, .png, or .gif image files. Other valid file types and the size limitations for the image files containing your photos are listed in the hints on the Photo Album page.
When you upload a .jpg or .png file, the system automatically resizes it to fit in the designated page space as well as in a thumbnail area. To avoid distortion, the system resizes your photo starting with the largest dimension of the height and width to equal the valid measurement, and then sizes the other dimension in perspective. For example, if your original photo is 8x10, the system will resize the 10-inch height to 6 inches and the width to 4.8 inches. When you upload a .gif file, the system arranges it in the space provided.
Before you upload an image file, you may want to open it in your graphics application and resize or crop it to fit better especially if the photo is quite large.